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Live-Fire Training

INDIVIDUALIZED LIVE-FIRE TRAINING. Gain a solid basis in safe gun handling and marksmanship from a certified police and NRA firearms instructor. Click here for Steve's qualifications: Instructor. Available for private live-fire coaching for all levels of skill and weapons systems. Everything from marksmanship and gun handling fundamentals to high speed/low drag advanced tactical skills. Learn to fight with your handgun, rifle or shotgun. All live-fire training is conducted in a safe, professional environment. Small groups - $65 per hour per person. Two hour minimum. (Some courses have a greater minimums.)

FUNDAMENTALS COURSE. Never shot a handgun? Great! That means you won't have any bad habits to overcome when you're introduced to the same combat shooting building blocks taught by the Police Academy in this two hour class. Your confidence will grow as you learn the five fundamentals of marksmanship, and two secrets which will improve your accuracy immediately.  Two hours. $65 per hour. 50 rounds. Rental guns and ammo are available on a "first-come, first-served" basis at an additional charge. Get your Oregon Concealed Handgun License training certificate for $35 extra.

Have you shot guns before, but never had any formal training? Consider the next level…

FROM FUNDAMENTALS TO FIGHTING SKILLS - TRANSITION COURSE. The Fighting Skills transition course briefly addresses three very important defensive gunfighting survival skills, and begins to utilize some of the building block techniques implanted in the Fundamentals course. The first two hours start with the fundamental techniques of gun handling and marksmanship - good for all levels of experience. The third hour transitions from fundamentals into basic tactical fighting skills. You won't leave the third hour as a gunfighter unless you were one when you came, but you'll learn invaluable basic defensive gunfighting survival skills. Three hours. 200 rounds. $65 per hour. Get your Oregon Concealed Handgun License training certificate for $35 extra.

SPECIAL OFFER - What if you took the two hour Live-Fire Fundamentals class some time ago, and now you want to go straight into handgun fighting skills?  No problem. We'll run you through the first two hours at no charge to make sure that you're safe and still remember the fundamentals, then train you in basic tactical fighting skills (third hour), then Fighting Skills PLUS (two more hours - see below). Five hours for the price of three! $65 per hour. 400 rounds.

FUNDAMENTALS TO FIGHTING SKILLS PLUS. Step it up with two hours of intermediate tactical fighting skills. The Fighting Skills PLUS course adds ten more skills. When you master these skills, you will be able to defend yourself and those you love with your handgun. The fundamentals and implanted building block techniques from the earlier courses make real sense at this level. This is where we start doing shoot/no shoot scenarios with photo poster targets, too. 200 rounds. 2 hours, $65 per hour.

ADVANCED TACTICAL HANDGUN SKILLS. This course is for shooters who are confident in their gun handling and marksmanship skills. You don't have to be perfect, but you must be safe.  We will move, shoot and communicate in a scenario-based dynamic training setting. The Advanced Tactical Handgun Skills course starts with a standard qualification (police PQC) then goes into seven more new - and challenging - skills, followed by more photo poster shoot/no shoot scenarios. We finish with an alternate qualifier using skills learned in the advanced course. Three hours. $65 per hour. 300 rounds.

THE ENDURANCE COURSE. Attend all of the courses described above in a one-day eight-hour session. We call this the Endurance Course, where you work your way up the ladder of combat shooting skills from the basics to high-speed, low-drag training, all in one day. You'll test yourself and your equipment in this marathon. New shooters have survived this challenge, and experienced shooters have come back time and again to prove to themselves that they can do it better and better. The Endurance Course is not for the faint-hearted, but you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience!  Eight hours. 700 rounds. $520.

CONCEALED CARRY FOR SELF-DEFENSE. All training at this level is focused on fighting with your handgun from concealment. You will learn safe and effective techniques of concealed carry, the four-point presentation from concealment, combat and tactical reloads, use of cover, close quarter shooting, shooting and moving, clearing malfunctions, and after-action responses. When you master these skills, you will be part of the "stealth existence," and will be able to defend yourself and those you love with your handgun. Four hours minimum. $65 per hour. 300 rounds. However, knowing how to shoot doesn't mean that you know whether to shoot. Click on "What Do I Do…?"  to round out your tactical skills.

WOMENS' LIVE-FIRE. This women-only three-hour class is composed of one hour in a gun store trying on guns for fit and function, and two hours on the range learning live-fire fundamentals. $65 per hour, 50 rounds. Rental guns and ammo are available on a "first-come, first-served" basis at an additional charge. Get your Oregon Concealed Handgun License training certificate for $35 extra.

LOW LIGHT/NIGHT FIRE.  DON'T BE SURPRISED IN THE DARK - USE IT TO WIN THE FIGHT! Do you have "visual patience," can you "read the light," can you "dominate and control" with light? The majority of deadly confrontations occur in reduced light or darkness. This intermediate level course is a condensed version of what recruit officerss are taught at the Oregon Police Academy, plus additional content, all taught by a Certified Low-Light Instructor who has actually fought in the dark. Take this opportunity to try out your night sights, gun-mounted lights, laser sights, and whatever other gear that you've been meaning to field-test. This is a popular class, so sign up early! Four hours. $65 per hour, 300 rounds.


  -  "I've been shooting for 30 years, but hadn't even heard of 95% of the defensive skills we learned today."

  -  "The shoot/don't shoot exercises with photo targets were awesome!"

  - "The 'two secrets' in the Fundamentals Course had me getting consistent  hits in ultra-tight groups - I'll definitely be back to train at the next level."

  - "I was really nervous when I came to the range - I hadn't shot a gun in 20 years - but Steve's building blocks approach and individual help reassured me and gave me confidence."

 - "Met Steve for the first time this weekend. I would have absolutely no qualms about placing my life in his hands…a very professional, honest and forthright man."

 - "Thank you for the great live-fire training!  I really learned a lot and appreciated your patience with me."  - from a Grandma

 - "Thanks for the great low-light/night fire course. I have never used one-handed handgun flashlight techniques in a live fire setting before, so that was really a treat."

 - "I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Steve to anyone interested in improving their firearms skills and education…"

  - "I've been a life-long shooter, but in two short hours, Steve had me doing better than I've ever done before!"

  - "Steve's one-on-one personal instruction and guidance was exceptional. This was an excellent experience. Knowledgeable, courteous, and safety-conscious."

  - "Just wanted to let you know Dad and I had a blast!"

  - "I've been shooting for years. Your trigger reset 'secret' improved my accuracy 100%. Nobody ever showed me that before!"

  - "It was fun and safe."

  - "It was so much more than I imagined, not just the physical aspects…but an intense mental focus and awareness of self, surroundings and persons such as I have never experienced before."

  - "These classes helped me to update, adjust and confirm my past training (military / law enforcement experience)."

  - "I learned more about sights than I had known my entire life."

Some classes utilize photo targets and dynamic decision-making shoot / no shoot scenarios. We won't be doing tactical scenarios in Fundamentals-level courses, but expect to be shooting from cover or navigating through structures at intermediate levels and above. You can request a special tactical scenario class at any mutually convenient time. Just round up a small group of friends, family or business associates, and call or e-mail (links at top of page) to set a time.

You don't have to wait weeks for a scheduled class. Firearms Instructor is on call, whenever and wherever it's mutually convenient. You can have your own live-fire class as early as tomorrow. Just round up a small group of friends, family or business associates, and call or e-mail (links at top of page) to set a time. We'll send you an e-invoice, which you can pay on line to register. Directions, instructions and an equipment list will be e-mailed to you after you register.

Click on the Calendar to see if there is a scheduled session available.

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